Mystifying Dieng


dieng plateauCentral Java's Dieng Plateau is situated amid a volcanic landscape and lies at an altitude of 2,100 metres above sea level. Here you can enjoy the unique sight of toxic fumes emerging from the craters mixed in with the waves of fog that hover ethereally in the early morning over working farmers in sweaters and thick gloves. During the day, the temperature is usually around seventeen degrees, but after dark of course, it gets significantly colder up here.
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The Dieng Plateau is not just famous for its volcanic ranges however. Mysterious Dieng was once one of the epicentres of the powerful Hindu empire in the seventh and eighth centuries and is widely associated with the great Hindu epic, Mahabharata. As such, many places here were named after elements that occur in the story.

One peculiar phenomenon, unique only to Dieng, is that of the so-called "gimbal hair". What this boils down to is the birth of several children in each generation in Dieng, who are born with naturally dreadlocked hair, despite the fact that their parents have hair as straight as rulers. dieng plateaudieng plateau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


HOW TO GET THERE
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FLIGHT SCHEDULE

Denpasar - Yogyakarta (by Garuda Indonesia Airlines) Garuda Indonesia
Departure Arrival Flight Number
07:00 am 07:15 am GA 253
19:20 hrs 19:35 hrs GA 255
     
Yogyakarta - Denpasar (by Garuda Indonesia Airlines)
Departure Arrival Flight Number
08:00 am 10:15 am GA 252
20:20 hrs 22:35 hrs GA 254
       
Lion Air Denpasar - Yogyakarta (by Lion Air)
Departure Arrival Flight Number
06:10 am 06:20 am JT 561
     
Yogyakarta - Denpasar (by Lion Air)
Departure Arrival Flight Number
20:40 hrs 22:45 hrs JT 568

Dieng can be reached from Bali to Yogyakarta via a flight that leaves daily, then rent a car and drive to Dieng.